The tender age of 17 was when I first began to wrestle with God’s call to ministry. It was that call that led me to college Texas Christian University, seminary (Austin Presbyterian), and to pastorates in Texas and the North Carolina coast. In 2000, God called us to the beautiful forest we call Brevard, and it is my honor to serve as Pastor here. I enjoy hiking, and spending time with my wife, Debbie, and our daughters, Hannah and Hollis, and our dog, Max.
I am a native to the area and grew up in Etowah. I had been teaching the toddler class at Brevard Davidson River Preschool for 5 years and was asked to be the director in 2022. When I’m not taking care of my small zoo at home which includes cats, dogs, a chameleon and a bee hive, I also enjoy cooking, traveling, and anything Disney. I also enjoy spending time with my husband, Brian, and two children, Eli and Ava.
Director of Music
My name is Michael Helman and it is my privilege to be the Director of Music/Organist. I began playing organ in church when I was 16 and have served in churches in Wilmington, DE, Hockessin, DE and Cape Coral, FL before arriving in Western NC. I’m an active composer and arranger of choral, organ and handbell music as well as a clinician/conductor for music festivals and workshops. My interests include travel, reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.
Hi I’m Denise Byrd. I serve as the office manager. God is amazing calling me to this ministry in 1991 and He is truly showing me that it’s not just a “job” but a ministry.
Hi I’m Carol Hall, Facilities Assistant. I retired from the US Postal Service in 2018. Gregg and I have 2 grown sons. I am excited to begin this new adventure.